head diy Design Fanatic: Building A Custom Range Hood

Friday, June 8, 2018

Building A Custom Range Hood

Last time I showed you the custom range hood Mr. DIY build for our kitchen at the Mountain Cottage.
I can’t tell you how excited we are to have it finished!
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Before the range hood was installed, there was a big empty space above the range, between the open shelves

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According to the Samsung Range specs, any combustible material had to be at least 30” above the range grates. I designed and redesigned the hood a couple of times. I really wanted the hood to angle in on the sides, but since the ceiling is only 8 ft, it just didn’t look good.
When I finally decided I liked the way the 1/4 scale drawing looked, I had Mr. DIY build a mock up hood out of cardboard to see if I liked the way it looked.


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To build the box of the hood, he cut the sides out of 1/2 plywood.
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The small crown on the ceiling was already up, so he used a piece of the crown and coped the top/back of the hood box to match.
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The front cross pieces and the back cleats are cut from 3/4 plywood. cottage, white kitchen, mountain cottage, farmhouse style, farmhouse sink, wood range hood, open shelves, wood countertop, plank ceiling



Then, he glued and  nailed the s 4 s (3/8” x 4” wide ) over the top part from behind.
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He did the same for the bottom.
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Here’s how it look it looked when he finished.
The top part of the hood is 4 3/4”  to accommodate a vent grill and the bottom is 5 1/2”cottage, white kitchen, mountain cottage, farmhouse style, farmhouse sink, wood range hood, open shelves, wood countertop, plank ceiling


After that, he added S 4 S’s ripped down to 2 1/2"”
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He used the miter saw to cut the planks on the angle.
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He cut planks for the front piece.
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You can see how he attached the planks to 2 cleats. He made the front part of the hood removable, so that it’s removable, just in case the hood vent needs servicing. The front panel is held onto the hood with magnets.cottage, white kitchen, mountain cottage, farmhouse style, farmhouse sink, wood range hood, open shelves, wood countertop, plank ceiling

Here’s a closeup of the magnets.cottage, white kitchen, mountain cottage, farmhouse style, farmhouse sink, wood range hood, open shelves, wood countertop, plank ceiling



He cut trim pieces 3/8” x 3/8” to  finish it off.
Since the hood doesn’t vent outside, the hood filters and then recirculates. We purchased an iron vent grill from Signature hardware.
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For the finish, I mixed MinWax Provincial with Rustoleum Driftwood stain and applied several coats.
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I didn’t show the hood insert, but we found one on Amazon.  I looked at a lot of different websites, but Amazon had the best price for the dimensions we needed.

If you missed the last post about the Mountain Cottage kitchen, you can find it HERE.

Pam

2 comments:

  1. It's beautiful!!! Some time do a rundown of the whole cabin. I know you lived in OC so I have a special interest in your, now, southern roots. I live in North Tustin area now but have lived in Fullerton and Yorba Linda in the past. You can hardly touch any thing in OC for under 500,000. Well, not if you wanted to live in it. Good luck with your beautiful homes. Your design skills are amazing.

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I lived very near the Orange County line in Long Beach, but yes, prices are so high there now. Our oldest daughter lives in LA and we're trying to convince her to move back here. In Charlotte, you can get a nice 2,000 sq ft house that's less than 10 years old for $280k. We really like it here. There's still lots to do at our mountain cottage. Only the bedrooms, a 1/2 bath and the kitchen are finished. We still have the main bath, the stairs, the living room and the foyer/laundry room reconfiguration to do. Plus a lot of other projects to do outside. We're working on building a couple of shed doors to the shop this week. Last time, Mr. DIY finished the range hood and finished encapsulating the 6ft high crawl space. Then of course, mowing the huge lawn that takes 3 hours every other weekend! There's lots to do! Thanks for stop
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